Wayward Ho!

There will soon be available a 'light' version of the Wayward Weblog, target marketed for students and amateur blog readers.  It will come available coinciding with the shipment of VS2005 and be titled Wayward Express.  There will be a menu option (and a link if I remember the screen shots correctly) that will take you directly to your favorite Wayward from right inside of VS IDE.  After all, that's why they integrated the HTML viewer deep inside. 

So when you find yourself stuck in a pickle (as many Richard Scarry characters do) you have your choice of help options, you can search for hours using the 'search' feature, link to a bunch of inconsequential MSDN documents that read like sand paper, spend an eternity downloading small code samples that show off every possible feature but the one you are interested in or you can just click your troubles away, visiting the Wayward Weblog for hours of fun and amusement. 

Of course, it will be the 'express' version you have access to.  It won't contain some of the more (shall we say) adventurous posts that might get the company in hot water.  After all, there may be innocent script kiddies downloading this stuff, learning to code and writing black-hat exploitation attacks. 

Still, don't fret. The 'express' version will contain additional material that you won't find anywhere else.  Not even in the official 'pay-for-complete-access' version.  All you need to do is follow this link to download to 50mb exe, which will auto-install the .Net 2.0 runtime, frameworks, VS 'Express' IDE and a link to the Wayward 'Express' Weblog.


Comments (4)

  1. The Younger Brother says:

    Hey where is the EXE? I click on the link and I don’t get anything. Is this another vaporware project?

  2. Matt says:

    It auto-installed and ran.

  3. Androidi says:

    Where does this Ho! thing come from? I know it from a ’93 game from New World Computing called Spaceward Ho! .. Hmm what could that mean

  4. Matt says:

    Sailors used to call out Land Ho! when they sited land at sea. Another popular usage can in the form onward ho!, people used to shout this when they started a journey, leading a wagon train pulled by horses, embarking on a train. Maybe it’s short for ‘onward horses’? I’m not sure. But that’s the one the game was probably refering to, and the title of my post. ‘Express’ is also a popular term to describe a train or a coach.

    I suppose I could have mean, "Hi Ho, Hi Ho, off to work we go," but then I’d owe Disney some royalties.

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